self-taught artists

Museum Monday: Creatures at Atlanta airport

Alligator, by Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Courtesy Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; Promised gift from Carl and Marian Mullis

“All Creatures Great and Small,” an exhibit from the Georgia Museum of Art’s permanent collection and the collection of Carl Mullis, is on view at the T Gates at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport through Summer 2012.

Minnie Adkins & Large Red Fox

The exhibit features art depicting animals created by well-known, self-taught American artists such as Howard Finster and Mose Tolliver and by Michael Crocker, Willie Jinks, R.A. Miller and O.L. Samuels.

Here’s a great documentary made by the museum about many of the artists.

Georgia Museum of Art presents All Creatures Great and Small from Georgia Museum of Art on Vimeo.